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Section: Logical Reasoning
Topic: Assumption
Difficulty level: Challenging

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Palmistry—the art of understanding an individual's present personality and predicting his or her future state through the study of the shape, size, and lines of the hands—is an unscientific technique. In a study, most palmists' assertions about the present financial status of the individuals in the sample population were found to be mere intelligent guesses.

Which one of the following is an assumption necessary to the argument?

AIndividuals with the same financial status usually do not have a similar personality.
BThere is a stable correlation between an individual's personality and his or her financial status.
CPalmistry is an effective means of predicting how personalities of individuals evolve over the long term.
DThere are numerous other methods for understanding the personality of an individual that are more precise than palmistry.
EThe financial future of a person is one of the most important concerns that palmists address.